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Taraji P. Henson has come a long way since she first started studying acting at Howard University, the same school that gifted us with actors like Phylicia Rashad and Chadwick Boseman. Her career kicked off in the early 1990s with extra work and bit parts on shows like Sister, Sister and ER, then picked up a bit once she joined the cast of The Division, about a decade into her career.
Her patience paid off, as the actress took every opportunity to prove herself, right up to her Oscar nomination by the end of that decade. She's since appeared in some of the most important dramatic movies in recent times, including Hustle and Flow, Hidden Figures and most recently Proud Mary. Yet when Henson stepped up to the podium on the day she got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, she remained entirely humble. We doubt her words will fail to move you:
Taraji P. Henson tears up during her speech at her Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony: "I keep looking at this star going 'Is this real?'" pic.twitter.com/aDeDd1XaMy— Variety (@Variety) January 28, 2019
"I keep looking at that star going, 'Is this real?'" Henson said in the clip above from Variety's Twitter. Any fan of the actress can attest, it does not get more real than watching Taraji P. Henson.
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